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Norwich, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

If you are looking for a warm, welcoming, comfortable and well positioned hotel with stunning views to the North sea, this is it! The staff were all great, all day! Happy attentive and helpful. Breakfast was "excellent" as described and very generous. I booked a single room as a business traveller, everything I needed was there. The room was clean,...

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

as return visitors we were not let down again by the food and service that was provided.A nice pit stop on a beautiful day whilst driving thru the area.Cullen skink to die for, worth the drive from Aberdeen alone.Go on try it and see what I mean. TIP window table when booking spectacular views on a perfect spring day.

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Peterhead, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We travelled as a couple for 2 nights .We have been several times before and always enjoy our stay.The rooms are all different.They are clean , pleasant and have everything we need.We go for the wonderful food and stunning views from the dining room and breakfast room.The breakfasts are lovely and choosing from the dinner menu is hard as everything...

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Northamptonshire, United Kingdom
Reviewed January 9, 2017

Delightfully relaxed and charming dining in a very civilised environment.The menu includes 'World Championship' Winning Cullen Skink. (My experience does not normally extend to internationally acclaimed dishes. However, if anyone can make a better version...) Attentive, not intrusive service, excellent value and Beautiful situation.

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
Reviewed January 8, 2017 via mobile

What a fabulous night! We felt welcome from the moment we stepped into the hotel. Warm & friendly staff, clean and comfortable room, beautiful food, great live band and a night to remember. This is how to do Hogmanay in style! And a great Scottish breakfast with wonderful views of Cullen Bay the next morning. Who could ask for better?...

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
Reviewed January 4, 2017

We stayed on Hogmanay , 2 couples , can,t fault anything , from the excellent food , rooms , and entertainment , the staff at the hotel were really attentive and made our stay enjoyable. Would recommend this hotel

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Aberdeenshire, United Kingdom
Reviewed December 16, 2016

We visited for an anniversary meal and overnight stay, followed by a day touring the area. The dinner was very good and the staff very friendly and attentive. Admittedly it was a weekday in early December, so the hotel wasn't very busy.. Our seaview room was large and well-appointed, although the bathroom was a bit of a tight fit. A...

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Linlithgow, Scotland, United Kingdom
Reviewed November 28, 2016

We were passing and saw the sign for their cullen skink award, turned back and had the best lunch ever. Bright airy dining room with wonderful views. The service was very good and friendly and the food was fresh and tasty. Weplan to go back to stay at this hotel.

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Dunfermline, United Kingdom
Reviewed November 28, 2016

I was staying here as I was going to the Buckie Thistle v Dunfermline Scottish Cup game on 26/11/2016 and this hotel,although six miles from where I was going looked good.Good turned out to be an understatement,this is a brilliant place to stay.Room was excellent,views over the bay were tremendous,food was great,they won the best Cullen Skink championship in 2015,and...

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Nuneaton, United Kingdom
Reviewed November 26, 2016

I visited the restaurant at the Cullen Bay Hotel for dinner with my friends at the end of November. Both the service and food was excellent. The Cullen Skink has won an award and it was easy to see why - it was truly excellent and can be recommended. All in all a great experience. Thank you Cullen Bay Hotel

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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Beachfront
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Breakfast included
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
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  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Spectacular views over the bay with one of the most enviable sites along the Moray Coast. The restaurant offers a fantastic selection of dishes using the finest fresh local produce where possible. Our two restaurants have breath taking views of the coastline so why not come along and Rest, Relax and Rediscover........ ... more   less 

Additional Information about Cullen Bay Hotel

Address: A98, Near Buckie, Grampian, Cullen AB56 4XA, Scotland
Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > Moray > Cullen
Price Range: $98 - $143 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Cullen Bay Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 14
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“Sea views are available from the larger rooms at the front of the property”
 of 5 bubbles RobertS410, 1 week ago | Read review
“Ask for room with sea view”
 of 5 bubbles WilmaE611, 2 weeks ago | Read review
“Rooms with a view over Cullen Bay,whilst great,also look over the main road,which can be a bit noisy at times.”
 of 5 bubbles 692erict, Nov 28, 2016 | Read review
“Only visited for a meal - didn't check out the rooms”
 of 5 bubbles hazeld425, Nov 26, 2016 | Read review
“Get it on internet”
 of 5 bubbles rehabqueen, Oct 18, 2016 | Read review
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